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BMW 318D

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 318D

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 5.6 l/100km / 50.4 mpg-UK / 42.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model318DIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1505 kg / 3318 lb / 3318 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity445 kg / 981 lb / 981 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1950 kg / 4299 lb / 4299 lb
Track frontTowing weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.5 kW / 22.1 hp / 22.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.95 cm3/cylinder / 30.509 cu in/cylinder / 30.509 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.0 kW / 48.3 hp / 48.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.1 kW/l / 0.991 bhp/cu in / 0.991 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque140.4 N·m/l / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.1 kW/ton / 61.4 bhp/ton / 61.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)5.6 l/100km / 50.4 mpg-UK / 42.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range1125 km / 699 mi / 699 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318D

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